Margaret Gaus

Obituary of Margaret Hill Gaus

Margaret Hill Gaus lived in the Washington area since 1962. She died April 6, 2011, at the age of 91 in Potomac, Maryland, which was among the many places that she had lived before moving to Chevy Chase, MD, in 1974. Margaret was born October 2, 1919, in Portsmouth, Virginia, the daughter of George Dietrich Hill and Lula White Hill. She was the beloved wife of Maurice Burton Gaus who preceded her in death in 1972. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Gaus Giles of Tucson, Arizona, two grandsons, Kevin Merrell Giles of Tucson and Maurice Bryan Giles of Portland, Oregon, and two great grandchildren, Luke and McKenna. Margaret was a 1940 graduate of Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, with a degree in chemistry and worked as a chemist for the U. S. Government during World Ward II. She was an avid bridge player, a bridge teacher and a life master in duplicate bridge. She traveled the world, was always reading and was a life-long learner. She enjoyed actively investing in stocks and served as a church organist for a time. Margaret felt strongly about women's rights and was particularly interested in promoting education for women in the sciences and mathematics. Margaret was a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Chevy Chase Women's Club, the American Contract Bridge League, the League of Women Voters, the Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity and the Order of the Eastern Star. She maintained life-long friendships and will be sorely missed by her family and friends. She was one of a kind! A memorial service will be held at the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church at a later date. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Margaret Hill Gaus Scholarship Fund at Brenau University, 500 Washington Street, Gainesville, GA 30501, and to the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817.
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